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Corporation for National and Community Service Funding: AmeriCorps VISTA Campus Recruitment Support

Deadline: August 26, 2019

The mission of the Corporation for National and Community Service Funding (CNCS) is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering. AmeriCorps VISTA is a program of CNCS. AmeriCorps VISTA works to eliminate poverty by recruiting VISTA members who, through their service, develop initiatives that enable people to become self-sufficient and secure.
Sixty-one percent of AmeriCorps VISTA applicants are age 25 or younger. Sixty-six percent of AmeriCorps VISTA applicants have a four-year degree or higher. Two-year and four-year colleges and universities are an underutilized resource for AmeriCorps VISTA with the potential to become key strategic recruitment partners.

AmeriCorps VISTA intends to award cooperative agreements to promote National Service on university campuses. AmeriCorps VISTA will develop support relationships with higher education institutions to assist in their examination and improvement of efforts to maximize public responsiveness and recognition of AmeriCorps VISTA service opportunities within campus communities and, where appropriate, surrounding cities and communities, to increase the number of applicants applying to AmeriCorps VISTA service opportunities associated with those communities and environments.

Amount: Approximately $200,000 is available to award up to nine cooperative agreements, with grants ranging from $15,000-$20,000.

Eligibility: All United States two-year and four-year higher education institutions with at least 5,000 undergraduate students.

Link: https://nationalservice.gov/build-your-capacity/grants/funding-opportunities/fy-2019-americorps-vista-campus-recruiters

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